Tesseracts Thirteen Review Mentions My Story

Stephen Humphrey at NEWSFix gives Tesseracts Thirteen a great review/examination on its themes of horror and character.  “The stories…  suggest there is more to the national psyche than tall trees and weather. They don’t so much make the landscape the character, as the familiar CanLit trope goes, as they make characters the characters. The supernatural and suspense add nuance to personality studies. They’re not simply special effects.”

My short story, “The Weak Son”, gets specific mention:

For example, the ghost of a troubled teen in “The Weak Son” by Ottawa writer Matthew Moore is not a room-wrecking poltergeist, but a window on emotions and secrets of his family. The threats of real violence in the present and possible crime in the past drive the story, but its payoff is in small discoveries, not bleeding walls and butcher knives.

My friend Suzanne Church also gets praise, this time from Tesseracts Thirteen co-editor David Morell, who points to Suzanne’s “The Tear Closet” as good psychological writing. In that poetic and heartbreaking tale supernatural activity pales against horrors wrought by the living.

The full article can be found at:


0 Responses to “Tesseracts Thirteen Review Mentions My Story”

  1. Leave a Comment

Tell me what you have to say...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Upcoming Appearances

Limestone Genre Expo – Guest
May 26 – 27, 2017
Holiday Inn Waterfront
Kingston, ON
Can*Con 2018 – Special Guest
Oct. 12 – 14, 2017
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
Ottawa, ON

Where Else to Find Me

Like me on Facebook

Follow me on Instagram

Follow me on Tumblr

Find my books on my Amazon Page

View my profile on GoodReads

Email me at MattMooreWrites@gmail.com


%d bloggers like this: